By Kyle Eustice for Rapstation.com
Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav have connected on a new single called "Everywhere Man," the first of many collaborations to come. Co-written and produced by Sam Hollander, the innovative track stems from the spirit of Flav's clear omnipresence—but with a twist. Using A.I. technology, it comes in 27 different languages—from Chinese and French to German and Japanese.
The concept was initially sparked by Chuck D, who noticed Flavor Flav was quite literally popping up everywhere. But it really came together last spring when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was a guest speaker at Harvard University. Flav and Hollander worked with students from the Harvard Business School’s Innovation Lab and together, they came up with the idea to translate the song into various languages. They formed an A.I. company, Harv Aid, and worked with artists all over the world to best translate and perform the song.
Just in the past year, Flavor Flav performed at the Grammys, Super Bowl Music Fest, got mentioned on Ted Lasso and joined their writers on the picket line during the writer’s strike. He also performed with Public Enemy for numerous Hip Hop 50 celebrations, including the iHeart Music Festival. He closed out the year performing on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve from Times Square. Flav also mingled with Taylor Swift at his many appearances at her sold-out Eras Tour. Subsequently, the Swiftie community has crowned him “King Swiftie." In fact, a proud Swiftie is actually responsible for the "Everywhere Man" cover art.
Find it below. For all translated versions, head here.